UNMASKED: Snippets & notes from a lifetime collection of journals (pre-diagnosis).
Advocating for autistic acceptance.
August 11, 1994
Has anyone uttered a more ominous phrase than, “There is really no potential for disaster”?! 🤣
Actually. For once, this was true. I did eventually have a fling with my friend, B. It was fun, drama-free, and we stayed friendly.
Analysis and compartmentalization aren’t the bad words society makes them out to be. They can be intrinsic parts of autistic processing and functioning.
Planning – even planning spontaneous flings – gives me a sense of stability so I can relax and enjoy the moment. Thinking ahead gives me the peace to be in the present.
Any other autistic folk out there analyze and/or compartmentalize?